Kids Climbing Shoes

The time to transition your child to climbing shoes is when they begin to develop the ability to place their toe on a specific spot and begin to improve footwork. When kids first start climbing, they use big jugs and specially made kids climbing holds. These large holds are big enough to support a large portion of the kids' foot. Kids climbing shoes are not really needed at this level of climbing. When a child begins to climb slightly more difficult routes and you see the tennis shoes slipping off the smaller foot holds, then it is time to move into a kids climbing shoe.

Fitting a Kids Climbing Shoe

A child may find a climbing shoe uncomfortable. To a kid, comfort is more important than sticking. The best compromise is to get a slightly larger shoe. If there is a lot of extra room, wearing socks may help fill up some space. This strategy will allow you to buy a shoe big enough to let them grow into the shoe and give you a year or more good use. For kids, a little room for comfort and growth is better than too tight. When trying on kids climbing shoes, be sensitive not to force your child's feet into a tight fit. A child does not have the same control of foot placement. As a result, a tightly fitting climbing shoe will not significantly improve their climbing ability. Painful footwear will only discourage them from climbing. Look for a soft feeling shoe with room in the toe box. The toes should be able to wiggle, but not slip side to side.

Kids Climbing Shoe too Tight?

There are several signs a child is uncomfortable in their climbing shoe. One indicator is if they take off the shoes immediately after climbing. While this may be copy behavior, it also may also be a sign it is too tight. For adults, technical rock shoes should fit tight. Adults have the discipline to accept a small amount of discomfort in exchange for improved performance. This is not true with kids. An uncomfortable climbing shoe will only make the child less enthusiastic about climbing. Check your kid's feet for redness, or even blisters.

The Best Type of Climbing Shoe for Kids and Children

The old style of climbing shoes had high tops. The purpose was to protect the ankles and provide support. Modern climbing shoes are low cut for dexterity and freedom of movement. This is also true for kids climbing shoes. There are no modern high-top climbing shoes for children. However, there are high top kids shoes for approach and hiking.

SAGUARO Kids Hiking Climbing Sneakers Mesh Breathable Running Shoes Mutifunctional Aqua Water Shoes(Toddler/Big Girls/Little Boys)
Options: $17.99 - $69.00
Butora Brava Climbing Shoe - Kids'
Options: $45.00 - $52.93
Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoe - Kid's
$59.95
Mad Rock Mad Monkey Kids Climbing Shoe with FREE Sickle M-16 Climbing Brush (Kids 5, Blue/Yellow)
$38.95
Climb X Kinder Kids Climbing Shoe (2018 Model)
$37.95
Mad Rock Mad Monkey Kids Climbing Shoe with FREE Sickle M-16 Climbing Brush (Kids 2, Blue/Yellow)
$38.95
Kids Hiking Shoes Walking Snow Boots Antiskid Steel Buckle Sole Winter Outdoor Climbing Cotton Sneaker
Options: $24.00 - $69.99
Luxsego Elastic No Tie Shoelaces, Best Lock Shoelaces for Adult and Kids, Running, Climbing, Durable with No Tie Elastic System, Ideal for Sneakers and Boots - 1 Pair
Options: $3.99 - $7.99
La Sportiva Gripit Climbing Shoe - Kids'
$68.99
Mad Rock Mad Monkey Kids Climbing Shoe with FREE Sickle M-16 Climbing Brush (Kids 3, Blue/Yellow)
$38.95
Mad Rock Mad Monkey Kids Climbing Shoe with FREE Sickle M-16 Climbing Brush (Kids 4, Blue/Yellow)
$38.95
ALEADER Kids Youth Sport Water Hiking Sandals (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Options: $25.99 - $49.99
HILELIFE No Tie Shoelaces - Elastic Quick Shoe Lacing Replacement System Reflective String with Locks for Kids and Adults - Good for Running, Hiking & Other Sports
Options: $7.98 - $9.98
Kids Basketball Shoes Athletic Running Outdoor Casual Shoes Fashion Sneakers
Options: $19.99 - $39.89
HANYI Quick Locking Elastic Shoestrings No-Tie Shoelaces for Adult and Kids, Running, Climbing, Working, Ideal for Sneakers and Boots, Canvas Sports Shoes
Options: $0.99 - $1.29
Salomon Kids' Speedcross CSWP J Trail Running Shoe
$67.96
Mad Rock Mad Monkey Kids Climbing Shoe with FREE Sickle M-16 Climbing Brush (Kids 11, Blue/Yellow)
$38.95
Salomon Kids' XA Pro 3D J Trail Running Shoe
$42.34
Salomon Kids' Speedcross J Trail Running Shoe
$50.43
Mad Rock Mad Monkey Kids Climbing Shoe with FREE Sickle M-16 Climbing Brush (Kids 13, Blue/Yellow)
$38.95
20 Assorted Kids Climbing Holds - Textured Climbing Rocks with Mounting Hardware for Indoor Outdoor DIY Rock Walls, Playsets, or Swing Sets by Splurge Worthy Toys
$36.99
HOBIBEAR Boys Girls Quick Dry Water Shoes Lightweight Slip-on Sneakers for Beach Walking Running
$9.00
Kids Running Tennis Shoes Lightweight Casual Walking Sneakers for Boys and Girls (Little Kid/Big Kid)
Options: $17.79 - $45.99
Mad Rock Mad Monkey Kids Climbing Shoe with FREE Sickle M-16 Climbing Brush (Kids 12, Blue/Yellow)
$38.95
Salomon Women's X-Mission 3 W-w
$33.98
SKOEX Kid's Lightweight Sneakers Boys Girls Casual Sport Running Walking Shoes (Toddler/Little Kid)
Options: $12.71 - $29.99
T&B Kids Turf Cleats Soccer Shoes Football Cleat Shoes Sport No.76516
Options: $26.99 - $76.99
Five Ten Mini Mocc Rock Climbing Shoe (Little Kid)
$60.00
Escape Climbing 10 Screw-On Jugs | Premium Plastic Rock Climbing Holds Designed for Beginners | Ideal Holds for Kids Climbing Wall
$29.95
Salomon Kids' XA Pro 3D CSWP J Trail Running Shoe
$74.04
UOVO Girls Boys Shoes Running Sneakers Fly Knitting Athletic Breathable Cushioning Fashion Outdoor Walking Shoes for Kids(Little Kid/Big Kid)
Options: $24.99 - $38.90
Mad Rock Mad Monkey Kids Climbing Shoe with FREE Sickle M-16 Climbing Brush (Kids 1, Blue/Yellow)
$38.95
EDELRID - Fraggle II, Children's Safety Climbing Harness
$59.95
SKOEX Boy's Girl's Lightweight Sneakers Strap Sport Running Shoes (Toddler/Little Kid)
Options: $13.99 - $29.99
Salomon Kids' XA Pro 3D CSWP K Trail Running Shoe
$47.73
SKOEX Kids Leather Winter Snow Boots Waterproof Outdoor Fur Lined Warm Shoe (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
$59.99
Salomon Kids' Speedcross Bungee K Trail Running Shoe
Options: $41.31 - $70.00
Salomon Kids' Speedcross CSWP K Trail Running Shoe
Options: $73.56 - $85.00
Salomon Kids' XA Pro 3D K Trail Running Shoe
Options: $46.71 - $60.00
TAGVO Snow Gaiter, Waterproof Windproof Warm Shoes Cover, Durable Easy Cleaning Hiking Gator, Easy Open and Off, Fit Hunting Climbing Snowboarding Skiing Biking Trimming Grass Women Men
Options: $11.99 - $12.99
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